After Britney Yada heard about the devastating wildfires in her home state of Hawaii, she knew she had to do something to help. Life on the road for an Epson Tour player is hard enough financially, so Yada reached out for some help, and Murphy USA did not hesitate to answer the call for their defending champion.
"When we were approached with the opportunity to support Britney in her efforts to raise funding and awareness for Maui Fire Relief, there was no question, we wanted to help our defending champion any way we could," said Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout Tournament Director, Courtney Kelley. "We understand the importance of supporting small communities in their time of need and feel privileged to have the opportunity to give back to the people of Maui!"
The deal was that for every birdie that Yada made from the start of the Black Desert Resort Championship until the conclusion of the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, The Murphy USA Charitable Foundation will donate $100 to help support Maui. Currently, Yada's count is 22 birdies – making eight birdies at the Black Desert Resort Championship and 14 birdies at the Guardian Championship, totaling $2,200 entering the week.
"It felt good to put three red numbers together (at the Guardian Championship)," said Yada. "The birdies mean a little more now. In the back of my head, I have 'For Maui' each time I have a birdie putt, so it's a nice motivator."
The 2022 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout champion will start her round on Friday, September 22, and will look to add more birdies to her tally before the end of the week. To see Britney's reasoning to help Maui, click the link: https://www.epsontour.com/news/2023/britney-yada-yearns-to-make-positive-impact-on-her-home-state